2017 Spring Theater Classes

Spring 2017 Theater Classes

Register online!! If you have questions or comments, please contact us or call 503-222-2190. You may still sign-up for classes by downloading the registration form.

Playlabs

Playlabs provide an overview experience of being in a real play.
Students will audition, rehearse, and perform.
Everyone gets a part!


It's All Greek to Me! Ages 12-16
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus are in turmoil when they learn that Persephone has been kidnapped by Hades. Reporters swarm Mt. Olympus in an attempt to get the full story, as a pair of unlikely heroes, Orpheus and Eurydice, prepare to venture into the Underworld.
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/28 4/8-5/27
  $190

Paper Bag Princesses Ages 7-10
When Prince Ronald gets kidnapped by a dragon, it's up to Princess Elizabeth to use her wits, cunning, and guile to get him back. All with nothing to wear but a simple paper bag. This playlab is perfect for any practical princess who doesn't wait around to be saved.
Mon. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/22 4/3-5/22
Sat. 10:00-12:00 Performance 5/28 4/8-5/27
  $190

The Phantom Tollbooth Ages 9-12
For Milo, every day is a bore – until he receives a mysterious package containing a small tollbooth and a map of ‘The Lands Beyond.’ Hopping behind the wheel of his electric toy car, Milo finds himself in the Kingdom of Wisdom. Here he teams up with Tock the ‘watchdog’ in a quest to return rhyme and reason to world, before it's too late.
Wed. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/24 4/5-5/24
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 5/28 4/8-5/27
  $190

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Skills Classes

Skills classes are for beginning and intermediate students looking to learn a specific theater skill and take their performance to the next level.

Acting

Acting Intensives: Shakespeare's Fierce Friendships Ages 11-14
“I count myself in nothing else so happy, As in a soul remembering my good friends.” Take on some of the Bard’s most famous friends, from Hamlet and Horatio to Juliet and her Nurse to Bottom and his merry band of players. This scene study is perfect for young actors looking for a challenge.
Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 11-14 4/3-5/22
  $170

Audition Intensives Ages 8-16
This intensive six-week workshop will prepare students for various types of auditions. Students will develop cold-reading skills and learn audition etiquette. Each student will receive individual coaching to prepare a monologue and a song for auditioning. Audition Intensive students will have a final demonstration during which they will perform their audition pieces for our Second Stage Directors. Students ages 10 and over may choose to audition for the NWCT mainstage season at Season Auditions on May 19-21. Previous acting experience recommended.
Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 8-11 4/8-5/13
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-11 4/8-5/13
Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 11-16 4/8-5/13
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 11-16 4/8-5/13
  $150

Audition Intensives (Advanced) Ages 8-16
This intensive six-week workshop will prepare students for various types of auditions. Students will develop cold-reading skills and learn audition etiquette. Each student will receive individual coaching to prepare a monologue and a song for auditioning. Audition Intensive students will have a final demonstration during which they will perform their audition pieces for our Second Stage Directors. Students ages 10 and over may choose to audition for the NWCT mainstage season at Season Auditions on May 19-21. Previous acting experience recommended.
Wed. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-11 4/5-5/10
Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 11-16 4/4-5/9
  $150

Stage Combat (Intermediate) Ages 12-16
NWCT's always popular stage combat class returns. This session we are taking our training to the next level, building on the foundation students developed in previous classes. Previous stage combat training required.
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 12-16 4/8-5/27
  $170

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Musical Theater & Dance


Harmony Ages 8-14
Take your vocal performance to the next level. Develop the foundations of proper vocal technique, choral singing, and harmony. Students will explore their vocal range with song styles including musical theater, pop, folk, and more. We recommend taking this class multiple times.
Wed. 4:30-6:00 Ages 8-14 4/5-5/24
  $170

Musical Theater Intensive: Parody Ages 8-11
To those who love to make up their own lyrics or who croon along with Weird Al, this is the class for you! Musical spoofs from Forbidden Broadway to "My Bologna" come to life in this class that’s all about finding the funny in your favorite songs.
Thur. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-11 4/6-5/25
  $170

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Explore Classes

Explore classes encourage young and beginning students to explore their world through art and imagination. Students are introduced to theater through creative drama and ensemble games.


Choose Your Own Adventure Ages 6-8
Turn a rainy day in Portland into an epic adventure in this Explore class where your choices determine what happens next! Every class will feature a new story; one day you could a private investigator, the next an explorer or a wandering knight. The choice is up to you.
Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 6-8 4/4-5/23
Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 6-8 4/8-5/27
  $170

Home School Drama Club Ages 6-10
Come one, come all to NWCT's Home School Drama Club! Explore characters, storytelling, and the wondrous places your imagination will take you in this create drama class. Perform a scene or write one of your own. Learn the fundamentals of performance!
Thur. 10:00-12:00 Ages 6-10 4/6-5/25
  $170

Wizard School: Upside Down Magic Ages 8-10
Magic. Has definitely. Gone wonky. Explore a world of mystical mayhem, as a series of simple spells goes horribly awry. Grab your wand, broomstick, and spell-book and get ready to bring order to some very mixed up magic. This class will build of the magical worlds created by Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein, and more!
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 8-10 4/8-5/27
  $170

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First Stage


Franklin's Neighborhood Ages 4-6
It’s time to explore the neighborhood! Adventure and discovery abound as we bring to life classic characters and stories from Franklin’s Neighborhood to Really Rosie.
Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 4-6 4/3-5/22
Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 4-6 4/8-5/27
  $170

Gossie and Friends Ages 3-4
Gossie is a small gosling with a big personality! Experience the joys of friendship with Gossie, Gertie, and their flock of friends as they play games, learn lessons in sharing, and search for Gossie’s missing boots! The perfect class for your youngest performer.
Tues. 10:00-12:00 Ages 3-4 4/4-5/23
Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 3-4 4/8-5/27
  $170

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